Beck Trial Update – Trial Delayed Again

Crime Local News State News Tuesday, January 10th, 2023

Updating a story we’ve been following on KRMS News – a 27 year old Camden County manslaughter suspect’s trial which was expected to begin on Monday has been delayed again – this time against his wishes.

27 year old Dereck Beck of Osage Beach is accused of causing the drug-overdose death of his mother in January 2021.

Beck is charged with first-degree involuntary manslaughter for his mother’s death accused of giving his mother a drug-cocktail that investigators say he made with illicit ingredients leading to her death.

Beck had originally been scheduled for trial last September, but the prosecution requested and was granted a continuance.

Monday the prosecution again asked for a continuance and Judge Matthew Hamner granted it despite the objections of Beck and his attorneys.

He’s now now scheduled for a trial to begin on February 9th.

Beck’s girlfriend, Morgan Walters, was also charged.

But her case has been closed to the public.

Crime Local News State News Tuesday, January 10th, 2023

Reporter Chris Barnum